Beginners guide to technical analysis

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26 Feb, 2015

This Week:

  • Beginners guide to technical analysis
  • Emergency Food NZ launches
  • Got a question on gold or silver?

Prices and Charts

Spot Price Today / oz Weekly Change ($) Weekly Change (%)
NZD Gold $1599.04 – $2.63 – 0.16%
USD Gold $1205.36 – $3.10 – 0.25%
NZD Silver $21.99 + $0.17 +0.77%
USD Silver $16.58 + $0.12 +0.73%
NZD/USD 0.7538 – 0.0007 – 0.09%

Gold and silver have had a week of consolidating after the pull back from January’s highs.

As can be seen in the table above with percentage moves of less than one percent for both metals regardless of whether they are measured in US or NZ dollars.

After a sharp move higher the NZ dollar also was flat from a week ago.

As you can see in the NZD gold chart below, we are currently sitting on the uptrend line from back in November. The RSI indicator has moved from really overbought to close to oversold. So there is a good chance we are bottoming out around here.

If not the next stop should be the 200 day moving average (MA) at around NZ$1560.

The 50 day MA line (Blue) crossed above the 200 day MA (Red) in August last and has remained above it since then. This is a broad indicator of bull (or rising) market. You can see that since then the NZD gold price has been trending slowly higher – albeit with a decent plunge down to test the lows in November last year.

NZD Gold Chart

So gun to our head, we remain of the opinion that, particularly in NZ dollars, gold has likely bottomed out and slowly trending back up. No guarantees of course, but odds favour that we reckon.
How about silver?

Well, it’s not quite as convincing as gold on a technical level anyway. While it too looks to be trying to eek out a higher low around current levels just under NZ$22, it is not so clearly in an uptrend longer term – yet.

Like NZD gold, the 50 day MA did cross above the 200 day MA in August last year, but soon after dipped back below it. It remains just below it now. So that indicator of a rising market has not been properly triggered yet.

NZD Silver Chart

Also, the longer term chart below – from our daily price alerts – shows NZD silver is still in the downtrend it has been for more than 3 years. It did touch on the downtrend line in January, and if it keeps moving slowly up or even sideways from here, before very long it will break out of this trend too. But again – it is hasn’t yet.

Long Term NZD Silver Chart
Technical Analysis – What is it?

If you’re somewhat new to our site, then you might still be trying to get your head around various terms. Like support and resistance, RSI, MACD etc.

These are all technical analysis terms which in essence is really just taking buying and selling signals from what charts are saying.

We’ve had a couple of questions from people lately so thought we’d do a bit of a technical analysis run down today.
First Though, Technical Analysis – Why bother?

We had an excellent question on this last year from a client. Which prompted us to write a whole article on the subject:

Reader Question: “Why Bother With Technical Analysis if Gold & Silver are Manipulated?”

If you don’t want to read that – in a nutshell our answer was that there are still plenty of people that follow charts. Therefore there is an element of a “self fulfilling prophecy” about it. If enough people take notice then it is worth taking into account still.

Another thought which now springs to mind is that there’s a good chance most of the sellers of gold and silver had been purged from the market, with prices falling for the last few years. So any manipulations in the futures market by big sell orders are not likely to have such a significant impact on prices now as they may have in the past.

So that said, onto a few technical indicators we’ve covered in the past…
200 Day Moving Average (MA) and Relative Strength Indicator (RSI)

We covered these 2 indicators in this video:

Gold and Silver New Zealand | A beginners video guide to technical analysis

Or if you prefer to read, also in an article:

NZ Dollar Gold and Silver A Beginners Guide to Technical Analysis
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

For a definition of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator, see this article from last year (It also shows how it can be used as a timing indicator):

Gold and Silver Technical Indicators Flash “Buy”

But that article also shows that these types of indicators are just guides, as silver actually fell further even after this indicator was “tripped”.

Here is another one looking at the MACD indicator on a monthly chart:

Another Gold Indicator Flashing Buy – 80% Gains Ahead?

We actually took an updated look at this chart in last weeks newsletter too in case you missed that. See “Number 3” here:

3 Reasons NZD Gold May Have Bottomed Out

There are a myriad of other technical indicators to track, but those are the basics we like to keep an eye on. As we’ve said in many of the articles above we don’t think just looking at charts in isolation is necessarily the best move.

But given they track where the price has been, by using them you can at least give yourself the chance to buy at potentially lower risk times.

So as we we’ve noted over the past couple of weeks, there are a few indicators showing that gold in particular is trying to edge higher from here.

If you agree then get in touch for a quote.
Emergency Food NZ Finally Launches

In case you missed it on Monday we have launched our new Emergency Food and Preparedness site…

For well over 6 months in our weekly gold & silver updates we’ve mentioned the long life emergency food we’ve been looking to offer.

Well, we’re finally there and can at last share the details.

But while this started out as just Emergency Food, we’re now expanding to more of an emergency preparedness/survivalist niche.

We’ve also personally got interests in being prepared for the unexpected along with natural health, independence, and off the grid living. As do many of the people we talk to each day about being prepared with the financial insurance that is gold and silver.

So you don’t just have to be interested in emergency food to check this out.

If you’ve got any interest in these other areas then head on over and sign up to our weekly Emergency Preppers Tips newsletter.

If you’d like a taste, here’s one of our recent blog posts that’s proven popular on facebook:

10 Smartphone Apps for Emergency Preparation & Survival Use

A final thought: What else are you interested in?

What products would you like to see available to help you be better prepared for the unexpected? (Whether that be a natural disaster or a man made monetary one).

Give us your feedback as we’re looking to source other emergency preparedness products and would value your opinion.

Drop us an email or give us a call on 0800 888 465.
Got any questions on gold or silver that need answering?

Have you been thinking about buying gold or silver, but just aren’t quite sure about it?

Do any of the following sound like you?….

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  • Should I buy silver or gold?
  • What ratio of each?
  • What percentage of my net worth should be in silver & gold?
  • What about coins vs bars and local vs imported?
  • Should I go to the trouble of buying physical gold and taking delivery?
  • Why should I trust you?
  • How do I know the gold or silver are authentic?
  • Where should I store it?
  • I want to keep some in Australia – can I do that via you?
  • Do I pay GST?

If any of these (or any others) are on your mind then give us a call on 0800 888 465 (+64 9 281 3898 outside NZ).

We get plenty of questions like these. And there is no such thing as a stupid question – except the one that isn’t asked!

We’re real people on the other end of the line and happy to share our thoughts.

While we can’t give you advice we can share our personal thoughts and actions.

So pick up the phone and let us know what you need answered.

Or just reply to this email and we can give you a call back.

We look forward to speaking with you.

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This Weeks Articles:
3 Reasons NZD Gold May Have Bottomed Out

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